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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:05 | Tran: 8:17 | Set: 13:29
Altitude: 22.0°   Azimuth: 141.2°   Direction: South-East

HR444 is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Cetus.

HR444 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its faintness, HR444 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR444

Finder chart HR444 star
Simplified finder chart for HR444.

HR444 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR444 are provided in the following table:

01h 33m 03s
-09° 00’ 52”
Image of HR444 star
DSS2 image of HR444. The red arrow shows the motion of HR444 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR444


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR444 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR444. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR444 from the Sun and relative movement

HR444 is distant 404.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

124.07 pc
404.47 ly
10 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR444


Visibility of HR444 from your location

Today's HR444 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.0°
Max altitude: 29.5°
Azimuth: 261.0°